Friday, October 16, 2009

The Angel's Game

The Angel's Game
by Carols Ruiz Zafon

This is a book for those who love atmospheric period pieces that live and breath a location. In the case of The Angel's Game, the location is Barcelona, Spain in the early 20th century. David Martín is an up-and-coming author that is commissioned to write the novel of his life by an enigmatic publisher. He is offered enough money to live out his life without any financial worry, but strange things begin to press in on David as he progresses. For one, there are strange circumstances surrounding his boss, the effect that his new house has on him, and the strange similarities between David and another author from a previous generation. This is another book about books by Ruiz Zafon, the author that introduced us to the Cemetery of Forgotten Books in Shadow of the Wind. Once again, nothing is as it seems, and sinister forces are at work both seeping into the protagonist and haunting the streets of Barcelona. [If you like this item you will most assuredly like The Club Dumas by Arturo Perez Reverte, Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, and The Geographer's Library by Jon Fasman.] -- recommended by Sean S. - Virtual Services Department

[Also available in downloadable audio and Large Print formats.][ Publisher's official Angel's Game web page ] [ Carlos Ruiz Zafon spotlight page at the publisher's web site ]

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